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dc.contributor.authorLise, Jeremyen_US
dc.contributor.authorSeitz, Shannonen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Jeffrey A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-12-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:11:48Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:11:48Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33435-
dc.description.abstractThis paper introduces an innovative test of search and matching models using the exogenous variation available in experimental data. We take an off-the-shelf Pissarides matching model and calibrate it to data on the control group from a randomized social experiment. We then simulate a program group from a randomized experiment within the model. As a measure of the performance of the model, we compare the outcomes of the program groups from the model and from the randomized experiment. We illustrate our methodology using the Canadian Self-Sufficiency Project (SSP), a social experiment providing a time limited earnings supplement for Income Assistance recipients who obtain full time employment within a 12 month period. We find two features of the model are consistent with the experimental results: endogenous search intensity and exogenous job destruction. We find mixed evidence in support of the assumption of fixed hours of labor supply. Finally, we find a constant job destruction rate is not consistent with the experimental data in this context.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 1717en_US
dc.subject.jelJ2en_US
dc.subject.jelI38en_US
dc.subject.jelJ6en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordcalibrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordequilibrium search and matching modelsen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolicy experimentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordSelf-Sufficiency Projecten_US
dc.subject.keywordwelfareen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial experimentsen_US
dc.titleEvaluating search and matching models using experimental dataen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn498937178en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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